Personalities from the worlds of film, TV and music have all paid tribute to the late star on Twitter - keep reading for a selection of their tweets:
Dateline NBC reporter Josh Mankiewicz: "RIP Ernest Borgnine. Great actor and according to my brother, also a great guy to hang around with."
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea: "Wow he was so great in the wild bunch. RT"@Toure: Oscar-winning film star Ernest Borgnine has died. He was 95."
Actress Martha Plimpton: "Rest in Peace, Ernest Borgnine. #Marty"
Writer and broadcaster Andrew Collins: "I met Ernest Borgnine about ten years ago. He lit up the room. What a privilege. And he was in The Poseidon Adventure. "A lotta guts." RIP"
James Corden: "Rest in peace Ernest Borgnine. What a life. X"
American Horror Story star Dylan McDermott: "Ernest Borgnine passed away, played cards with him a few times. Won an oscar 4 'Marty'. Rest in Peace"
Kirstie Alley: "Ernest Borgnine... You will be missed... I'm blessed to have worked with you...RIP sweet, talented friend."
Soap actress Lisa Rinna: "Our sweet friend and neighbour Ernest Borgnine may you Rest in Peace!"
Joe Mantegna: "I cannot express my sorrow at the loss of Ernest Borgnine. He was a true Hollywood icon and a dear friend. My prayers go out to the family."
Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin: "So sad to read about passing of Ernest Borgnine. We spoke recently at Paramount's 100th anniversary photo. A true legend & a gentleman. RIP."
Scott Baio: "My dear frd Ernest Borgnine has passed at age 95. He was such a great Italian man, actor, Navy veteran, & father. Prayers 2 Nancee Borgnine."
Ugly Betty star Michael Urie: "RIP Ernest Borgnine - what an awesome actor."
Star Trek: The Next Generation's LeVar Burton: "Rest in Peace... Ernest Borgnine! You were both gracious and full of grace."
CSI: NY star Gary Sinise: "God bless Ernest Borgnine. An amazingly strong spirit. R.I.P. Ernie."
Mark Gatiss: "Farewell to the mighty Ernest Borgnine. A lovely career & working till the end! Can we show 'Marty' on TV, please?"